Doctor up some jug wine with orange, lemon and a spash of sparkling water and you have yourself a refreshing pitcher of sangria to serve while you’re outside enjoying the last warm days of summer and early fall. Really anything goes with Sangria — make it sweet, make it tart, squeeze the juice fresh, or use up the assorted dribbles taking up shelf space in the fridge. Cheers!
- 1.5 liter jug of red wine, e.g. Carlo Rossi Burgundy
- 2 oranges
- 2 lemons
- ½ cup Sonoma Syrup's Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup or plain simple syrup
- optional: lime, peaches, strawberries, other seasonal fruit
- sparkling water
- Cut off orange zest in long spiral drop in glass pitcher. Juice the oranges, strain out seeds and pulp and add to pitcher.
- Slice one lemon into thin slices and juice the second lemon, add all to pitcher. Add any additional, optional fruit, sliced thinly or cut into bite sized pieces.
- Pour wine into the pitcher, add the simple syrup and mix to combine. Taste for sweetness level and add more simple syrup or juice. Chill in refrigerator before serving. Add ice and sparkling water directly to pitcher, or into individual glasses. Cheers!